Tyre type and size for w/ng

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Tyre type and size for w/ng

Postby mike.giannetakis » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:28 pm

what tyre size would you suggest for my w/ng ? 3.25 or 3.50 or a combination of both ?
witch type ? make ?
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Postby nevhunter » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:43 am

I've got 2x 350 K70 Dunlops and like them. A fatter tyre on the rear helps take a bit off the bumps off if you have bad roads, it allows a slightly lower pressure to be used. Nev
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Re: Tyre type and size for w/ng

Postby john.nash » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:32 am

I generally use a 3.25 on the front and a 3.50 on the back.
I'll be honest and say I run cheapos like cheng shin and mitas and they seem prefectly adequate for the performance of these bikes and wear well

My mate has a trade account and it costs me £20 for tyre. inner tube and rim tape. Probably 50% of what you pay on the street.
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Postby nevhunter » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:30 am

Most of them go hard before I wear them out. Makes them more interesting in the wet. What you use John are probably (as you say) adequate. and mostly we don't extend them to the limit. Some tyres are too "round" for the rear to be ideal and they wear in the centre too much.. I have had some crack a bit in the walls. Probably only superficial, but I don't like it. Nev

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Postby mike.giannetakis » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:33 pm

I 've been told by an expert to use fresh Dunlop k 70 , 3.25 on the front and 3.50 on the back for around 145 pounds ,
but those cheep Mitas seem to be a burgain..

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Postby nevhunter » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:34 am

Mitas well get some. Nev

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Postby john.nash » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:41 am

Unless you are going super-fast (unlikely on a WNG) or testing the handling to the limit or doing off-road then I'd go with Mitas; they work for me.

If they don't pan out, then you haven't lost that much.
If they do work out, then you save a bit and know for next time
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Postby nevhunter » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:33 am

Some of my "testing to the limit" is unintentional . Like when i come into a corner a bit quick, that tightens right up. The Mitas might be quite ok. I think there is much more tolerance with the older bikes re tyre pressures and tyres, than If you are riding an R 1 or such. Nev

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Postby mike.giannetakis » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:00 pm

I bought a pair of Dunlops.. 3.5 K70 (love from the past i used to race with Dunlops).
What about pressure ? Any suggestion ?

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Postby admin » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:28 pm

Not what it says in the book ..... :D

http://www.arielownersmcc.co.uk/members ... Manual.pdf

The recommended minimum inflation pressures for the 3.25-19" Dunlop Cord Tyres are as follows:
Front tyre ... ... ... 17 lbs. per sq. in.
Rear Tyre ... ... ... 24 Ibs. per sq. in.


tyres have moved on ... I'm around 30/35 ilbs on my cheapo Mitas and tubes .. I expect you rich people on dunlops will be using special air :D
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